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  • Diabetes and Nutrition Diabetes and Nutrition

    Posted on by Anabelle Savion

     


    Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar level in blood, but cholesterol level is also commonly elevated, along with disturbances in protein metabolism. The reason for high blood sugar level is due to a deficit of insulin. Therefore the sugars fail to enter the cells and storage depots (like liver and fat cells). 

    Many individuals who have diabetes are overweight, but not all. Thus one single diet would not work for everyone.

     

    Count your carbs

    Dietary planning has never been an easy task in diabetes and is best done with the help of a qualified dietitian, as every person has different needs. In Caucasians, the majority of those who have diabetes are either overweight or obese, but for other ethnic groups, things are entirely different.

    There are certain principles in diet planning that work for most people. Two relevant terms that have to be understood are glycemic index and glycemic load. Everyone knows that in diabetes simple sugars must be avoided and one should consume complex carbohydrates. Reason for it being that simple sugars get absorbed very quickly resulting in sugar spikes, meaning they have high glycemic index. Complex carbs are foods with low glycemic index; these are food products in which sugars are digested and broken at a slow pace. Consequently, the body has time to absorb and utilize them, an example of a fruit with low glycemic index is apple. You can find more about foods that are low in the glycemic index here.

    Knowing the glycemic index would not help unless a person understands another concept called glycemic load. It indicates the amount of sugar in a product. Some products may have fast absorbing sugars in low quantity thus being safe (low glycemic load). Just think about a small piece of watermelon which is high in water content with a small amount of fast absorbing sugars (thus it has a high glycemic index but very low glycemic load and is safe to consume in diabetes in right quantity).

    Therefore, when taking any food, you have to multiply glycemic index with the glycemic load. Simply stated, limit the carbs and calories, do not eat fast absorbing carbs too much, take the carbs wisely (distributed in smaller sizes during the day).

    The good food

    Diabetes is about being careful about carbs and calories, but a proper diet is much more than carbs. A balanced diet must be rich in good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats). Some of the excellent sources of such good fats are almonds, avocados, walnuts, canola, olives and olive oil, and fatty fish.

    Omega-3 fatty acids (walnuts and fatty fish being the rich source) are worth mentioning, as they are good for blood vessels, brain, heart, and skin.

    A fiber-rich diet is another way to improve your skin, heart and general health. Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains in food.

    Finally, limit the trans fats, saturated fats, and sodium intake in the diet, and keep hydrated by increasing fluid intake.

    10 tips for eating well with diabetes

    1. Always eat at a fixed time: this is especially true if you are on insulin, this helps to titrate the dose of insulin better, and avoid too much variance in sugar levels.
    2. Eat slow absorbing carbs: like oatmeal or muesli.
    3. Cut on fats: use virgin olive oil, drink low-fat milk, bake the food rather than frying.
    4. Eat five times a day: instead of eating heavy food twice or thrice daily, better divide it into five portions.
    5. Eat beans: lentils, baked beans, chickpeas, are rich in fiber and do not raise blood glucose much.
    6. Eat fish regularly.
    7. Avoid sugar: avoid any sugary drinks, use sweetener in tea or coffee.
    8. Cut down on salt: it raises blood pressure and increases the risk of heart disease, high salt intake is also harmful to your kidneys.
    9. Drink sensibly: drink alcohol in limits, and avoid having alcohol more often than once a week.
    10. Finally, remember that most diabetes foods don’t help. They are expensive and yet with unproven benefit. Thus learn more about the foods that are safe with diabetes and plan.

       

       


      Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar level in blood, but cholesterol level is also commonly elevated, along with disturbances in protein metabolism. The reason for high blood sugar level is due to a deficit of insulin. Therefore the sugars fail to enter the cells and storage depots (like liver and fat cells). 

      Many individuals who have diabetes are overweight, but not all. Thus one single diet would not work for everyone.

       

      Count your carbs

      Dietary planning has never been an easy task in diabetes and is best done with the help of a qualified dietitian, as every person has different needs. In Caucasians, the majority of those who have diabetes are either overweight or obese, but for other ethnic groups, things are entirely different.

      There are certain principles in diet planning that work for most people. Two relevant terms that have to be understood are glycemic index and glycemic load. Everyone knows that in diabetes simple sugars must be avoided and one should consume complex carbohydrates. Reason for it being that simple sugars get absorbed very quickly resulting in sugar spikes, meaning they have high glycemic index. Complex carbs are foods with low glycemic index; these are food products in which sugars are digested and broken at a slow pace. Consequently, the body has time to absorb and utilize them, an example of a fruit with low glycemic index is apple. You can find more about foods that are low in the glycemic index here.

      Knowing the glycemic index would not help unless a person understands another concept called glycemic load. It indicates the amount of sugar in a product. Some products may have fast absorbing sugars in low quantity thus being safe (low glycemic load). Just think about a small piece of watermelon which is high in water content with a small amount of fast absorbing sugars (thus it has a high glycemic index but very low glycemic load and is safe to consume in diabetes in right quantity).

      Therefore, when taking any food, you have to multiply glycemic index with the glycemic load. Simply stated, limit the carbs and calories, do not eat fast absorbing carbs too much, take the carbs wisely (distributed in smaller sizes during the day).

      The good food

      Diabetes is about being careful about carbs and calories, but a proper diet is much more than carbs. A balanced diet must be rich in good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats). Some of the excellent sources of such good fats are almonds, avocados, walnuts, canola, olives and olive oil, and fatty fish.

      Omega-3 fatty acids (walnuts and fatty fish being the rich source) are worth mentioning, as they are good for blood vessels, brain, heart, and skin.

      A fiber-rich diet is another way to improve your skin, heart and general health. Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains in food.

      Finally, limit the trans fats, saturated fats, and sodium intake in the diet, and keep hydrated by increasing fluid intake.

      10 tips for eating well with diabetes

      1. Always eat at a fixed time: this is especially true if you are on insulin, this helps to titrate the dose of insulin better, and avoid too much variance in sugar levels.
      2. Eat slow absorbing carbs: like oatmeal or muesli.
      3. Cut on fats: use virgin olive oil, drink low-fat milk, bake the food rather than frying.
      4. Eat five times a day: instead of eating heavy food twice or thrice daily, better divide it into five portions.
      5. Eat beans: lentils, baked beans, chickpeas, are rich in fiber and do not raise blood glucose much.
      6. Eat fish regularly.
      7. Avoid sugar: avoid any sugary drinks, use sweetener in tea or coffee.
      8. Cut down on salt: it raises blood pressure and increases the risk of heart disease, high salt intake is also harmful to your kidneys.
      9. Drink sensibly: drink alcohol in limits, and avoid having alcohol more often than once a week.
      10. Finally, remember that most diabetes foods don’t help. They are expensive and yet with unproven benefit. Thus learn more about the foods that are safe with diabetes and plan.

         

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      1. Diabetes and Prevention Diabetes and Prevention

        Posted on by Anabelle Savion

         diabetes prevention


        Diabetes is a heterogeneous chronic metabolic disorder that is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, along with metabolic disturbances of all fuel providing compounds. All this happens either due to insulin resistance or deficit.  Disturbances of fat and protein metabolism in diabetes are as frequent as disturbances of glucose metabolism.

        Causes of diabetes are not fully understood. The family history of diabetes or genetics is a predisposing factor, but specific environmental factors like obesity, sedentary lifestyle and wrong kind of diet serve as triggering factors.

        Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition and is difficult to prevent. However preventing type 2 diabetes is possible with dietary and lifestyle changes.

        What happens in diabetes?

        Insulin is a hormone that is required by our body for energy generation and anabolic processes. In the deficit of insulin, our body cells are not able to properly use glucose for their energy needs; glucose fails to enter the muscles, liver and other cells of the body. In insulin deficit, all the construction processes in body slow down.

        Elevated glucose and disturbances of fat metabolism are harmful to the blood vessels. Thus diabetes is characterized by so-called macro and microvascular diseases. It is seen as damage to kidneys, eyesight, heart disease, increase in cases of stroke, neuropathies (damaged nerves), slower healing of wounds.

        Skin is one organ which becomes susceptible to infections. Due to a loss of sensation of limbs, chances of injury to extremities are elevated. Once injured, owing to neuropathies, inadequate blood supply, and persistent infections, healing process becomes painfully slow. In some individual’s chronic ulcers of limbs persist for months or even years. Infection of lower limbs is one of the leading non-traumatic causes of amputations.

        Preventing diabetes

        Diabetes is primarily a disease of lifestyle. Thus one of the most effective ways to stop this disorder is weight loss, dietary measures, and regular exercise.

        Weight loss: modern research shows that even 5-10% reduction in body weight (in obese people), may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by several times.

        Dietary measures: cutting back on refined carbs and sugary drinks will help maintain stable blood sugar levels and reduce the risk for diabetes. A registered dietitian (RD) or certified diabetes educator (CDE) can help create meal plans. The goal of the meal plan is to control blood glucose level and keep it in the healthy, normal range. 

        Regular exercise: a sedentary lifestyle has often been named are the number one killer of the 21st century. There is increasing evidence that sedentary lifestyle is causing more diseases than all other factors. Diabetes prevention studies carried out in the US, Europe, and Asian nations have shown that 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week decreases the risk of developing diabetes by 50-70%. The minimum recommendation is of exercising at least 30 minutes five times a week.

         

        Skincare in diabetes

        Skin diseases in diabetes occur due to peripheral neuropathy causing loss of sensation, autonomic neuropathy leading to the dry and flaky skin, and inadequate blood supply due to diseased blood vessels. In diabetes, even a small scratch may get infected, because of elevated blood glucose level and slow down of the healing process, skin infections and ulcers are challenging to cure.

        Individuals living with diabetes have to take better care of their skin. It is recommended that people who have diabetes should check their feet on a daily basis, and should pay particular attention to the skincare, by regularly using hydrating agents along with anti-infective properties. Non-chemical based, natural creams and lotions may be especially beneficial in prevention and treatment of skin problems.

        Thus to prevent dry and cracked skin, it is highly recommended that a person uses moisturizer on a daily basis, not just any moisturizer, but one with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that can prevent the infection, help in healing the damage that has already occurred and can prevent or treat inflammation and swelling. Products based on natural ingredients are preferred as they are less irritating to skin on regular use.

         

         

         

         diabetes prevention


        Diabetes is a heterogeneous chronic metabolic disorder that is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, along with metabolic disturbances of all fuel providing compounds. All this happens either due to insulin resistance or deficit.  Disturbances of fat and protein metabolism in diabetes are as frequent as disturbances of glucose metabolism.

        Causes of diabetes are not fully understood. The family history of diabetes or genetics is a predisposing factor, but specific environmental factors like obesity, sedentary lifestyle and wrong kind of diet serve as triggering factors.

        Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition and is difficult to prevent. However preventing type 2 diabetes is possible with dietary and lifestyle changes.

        What happens in diabetes?

        Insulin is a hormone that is required by our body for energy generation and anabolic processes. In the deficit of insulin, our body cells are not able to properly use glucose for their energy needs; glucose fails to enter the muscles, liver and other cells of the body. In insulin deficit, all the construction processes in body slow down.

        Elevated glucose and disturbances of fat metabolism are harmful to the blood vessels. Thus diabetes is characterized by so-called macro and microvascular diseases. It is seen as damage to kidneys, eyesight, heart disease, increase in cases of stroke, neuropathies (damaged nerves), slower healing of wounds.

        Skin is one organ which becomes susceptible to infections. Due to a loss of sensation of limbs, chances of injury to extremities are elevated. Once injured, owing to neuropathies, inadequate blood supply, and persistent infections, healing process becomes painfully slow. In some individual’s chronic ulcers of limbs persist for months or even years. Infection of lower limbs is one of the leading non-traumatic causes of amputations.

        Preventing diabetes

        Diabetes is primarily a disease of lifestyle. Thus one of the most effective ways to stop this disorder is weight loss, dietary measures, and regular exercise.

        Weight loss: modern research shows that even 5-10% reduction in body weight (in obese people), may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by several times.

        Dietary measures: cutting back on refined carbs and sugary drinks will help maintain stable blood sugar levels and reduce the risk for diabetes. A registered dietitian (RD) or certified diabetes educator (CDE) can help create meal plans. The goal of the meal plan is to control blood glucose level and keep it in the healthy, normal range. 

        Regular exercise: a sedentary lifestyle has often been named are the number one killer of the 21st century. There is increasing evidence that sedentary lifestyle is causing more diseases than all other factors. Diabetes prevention studies carried out in the US, Europe, and Asian nations have shown that 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week decreases the risk of developing diabetes by 50-70%. The minimum recommendation is of exercising at least 30 minutes five times a week.

         

        Skincare in diabetes

        Skin diseases in diabetes occur due to peripheral neuropathy causing loss of sensation, autonomic neuropathy leading to the dry and flaky skin, and inadequate blood supply due to diseased blood vessels. In diabetes, even a small scratch may get infected, because of elevated blood glucose level and slow down of the healing process, skin infections and ulcers are challenging to cure.

        Individuals living with diabetes have to take better care of their skin. It is recommended that people who have diabetes should check their feet on a daily basis, and should pay particular attention to the skincare, by regularly using hydrating agents along with anti-infective properties. Non-chemical based, natural creams and lotions may be especially beneficial in prevention and treatment of skin problems.

        Thus to prevent dry and cracked skin, it is highly recommended that a person uses moisturizer on a daily basis, not just any moisturizer, but one with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that can prevent the infection, help in healing the damage that has already occurred and can prevent or treat inflammation and swelling. Products based on natural ingredients are preferred as they are less irritating to skin on regular use.

         

         

         

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      2. Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wounds Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wounds

        Posted on by Anabelle Savion

                                                      

         

        According to the World Health Organization, 8.5% of the world’s adult population is diabetic and the prevalence is rising. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, that is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) due to lack of insulin or inability of the body to respond to the available insulin. The persistent elevated blood sugar has deleterious effects (complications) on various body tissue/organs.

        Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the common and serious complications in diabetic patients. The ulceration of the foot, if not treated promptly, may lead to gangrene of the whole foot necessitating amputation. Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic foot/leg amputation.

        Narrowing of the blood vessels with reduction in blood supply to the lower extremities, inability to feel pain and pressure sensations due to damage to the peripheral nerves and infections are some of the predisposing factors for diabetic wound.

        Ulcer on the leg and foot significantly affects the quality of life in diabetic patients. Thus, nothing can be more important than prevention. Diabetic wound is largely preventable and some of the prevention tips are as follows:

        Ensure optimal blood sugar control: since most of the complications of diabetes are directly or indirectly due to elevated blood sugar, adequate blood sugar control will help reduce the risk of diabetic ulcer.

        Avoid too loose/tight footwear: when it is too tight, it will exert pressure on the bony prominences and this may lead to ulceration. When it is too loose, your foot can slip out of it and you may step on stones/sharp object. Your footwear should provide adequate cushioning.

        Get your feet inspected daily: You can do this by yourself and allow your family members to assist you. This will ensure that any skin changes such as blisters or cracks can be detected early before a wound develops. Regular foot examination by your physician is also important.

        Ensure extra care while cutting your toe nails, if possible, don’t do it yourself. Diabetes also affects the eye and a poor sight can make you injure yourself while cutting your toe nails.

        Do not smoke or quit smoking: smoking will further compromise blood supply to your feet and prevents healing if a wound should develop.

        Use moisturizers: one of the signs that your foot is at risk of ulceration is dry skin. This is a pointer to inadequate blood supply and dry skin easily get wounded. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather. Don’t put lotions between toes. The extra moisture in this area can cause fungus to grow.

        Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water and apply antiseptic ointment.

        Avoid harsh ingredients or chemicals and instead choose a mild shampoo and soap.

        LAVIOR has therefore developed natural products, whose efficacies have been clinically proven, regarding prevention and treatment of diabetic ulcers. These products include: M-CARE & D-CARE, and a mild shampoo H-CARE.

        M-CARE is an organic moisturizer that will prevent dry skin and significantly reduce the risk of ulceration or cracks. It is steroid-free and does not provoke allergic reaction. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a good preventive agent.

        D-CARE is another product that can serve both preventive and therapeutic functions. It does not contain steroids, it does not provoke allergy, and it soothes the skin, preventing cracks and fissures. It also accelerates wound healing by its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

        H-CARE is a plant based chemical free and non-irritant formula safe for all skin types including diabetics and those with sensitive skin.

         

         

                                                      

         

        According to the World Health Organization, 8.5% of the world’s adult population is diabetic and the prevalence is rising. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, that is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) due to lack of insulin or inability of the body to respond to the available insulin. The persistent elevated blood sugar has deleterious effects (complications) on various body tissue/organs.

        Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the common and serious complications in diabetic patients. The ulceration of the foot, if not treated promptly, may lead to gangrene of the whole foot necessitating amputation. Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic foot/leg amputation.

        Narrowing of the blood vessels with reduction in blood supply to the lower extremities, inability to feel pain and pressure sensations due to damage to the peripheral nerves and infections are some of the predisposing factors for diabetic wound.

        Ulcer on the leg and foot significantly affects the quality of life in diabetic patients. Thus, nothing can be more important than prevention. Diabetic wound is largely preventable and some of the prevention tips are as follows:

        Ensure optimal blood sugar control: since most of the complications of diabetes are directly or indirectly due to elevated blood sugar, adequate blood sugar control will help reduce the risk of diabetic ulcer.

        Avoid too loose/tight footwear: when it is too tight, it will exert pressure on the bony prominences and this may lead to ulceration. When it is too loose, your foot can slip out of it and you may step on stones/sharp object. Your footwear should provide adequate cushioning.

        Get your feet inspected daily: You can do this by yourself and allow your family members to assist you. This will ensure that any skin changes such as blisters or cracks can be detected early before a wound develops. Regular foot examination by your physician is also important.

        Ensure extra care while cutting your toe nails, if possible, don’t do it yourself. Diabetes also affects the eye and a poor sight can make you injure yourself while cutting your toe nails.

        Do not smoke or quit smoking: smoking will further compromise blood supply to your feet and prevents healing if a wound should develop.

        Use moisturizers: one of the signs that your foot is at risk of ulceration is dry skin. This is a pointer to inadequate blood supply and dry skin easily get wounded. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather. Don’t put lotions between toes. The extra moisture in this area can cause fungus to grow.

        Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water and apply antiseptic ointment.

        Avoid harsh ingredients or chemicals and instead choose a mild shampoo and soap.

        LAVIOR has therefore developed natural products, whose efficacies have been clinically proven, regarding prevention and treatment of diabetic ulcers. These products include: M-CARE & D-CARE, and a mild shampoo H-CARE.

        M-CARE is an organic moisturizer that will prevent dry skin and significantly reduce the risk of ulceration or cracks. It is steroid-free and does not provoke allergic reaction. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a good preventive agent.

        D-CARE is another product that can serve both preventive and therapeutic functions. It does not contain steroids, it does not provoke allergy, and it soothes the skin, preventing cracks and fissures. It also accelerates wound healing by its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

        H-CARE is a plant based chemical free and non-irritant formula safe for all skin types including diabetics and those with sensitive skin.

         

         

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      3. Fighting the battle of diabetic wounds (and winning!) Fighting the battle of diabetic wounds (and winning!)

        Posted on by Anabelle Savion



        Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body can't use it properly. For those who suffer from diabetes and for countless others who are plagued by the discomfort, irritation and pain of diabetic wounds, there is hope. There is the promise of soothing, healing and yes, even winning the often endless, uphill battle of diabetic wounds. Of this we know for sure.

        Wound healing and especially diabetic wound healing, have long been the challenges of modern medicine. But more often than not, treatment with popular over the counter ointments and creams, are no longer tall tales or our grandmother's magic potions. Topical skincare treatments are now gaining the attention and respect of the medical community. Wound healing as a medical specialty and as a subject of medical research, finally has a seat at the table – and new soothing and healing alternatives are giving chronic sufferers… hope.  

        Your skin – your choice

        Diabetic foot wounds are a common complication for diabetics. Of the nearly 30 million people with diabetes in the U.S. alone, 15% will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These numbers are astounding and are only on the rise each and every day.

        The more we understand how skin actually heals and how important skin revitalizing is in the journey towards improved skin health, those of us with diabetic wounds have a far better chance of healing. We can, essentially, soothe and improve and even 'repair' the toughest-to-heal diabetic wounds and yes, the choice is yours.

        Helping your skin to help itself

        It's a well-known fact that repairing the skin when it's injured or damaged, is the key to keeping our bodies intact. As part of our natural metabolism, once we are hurt or inflicted by a chronic illness, such as diabetes, our bodies work hard to get the healing process started. Cells are in motion, blood vessels ban together to fight infection – all of this to promote new skin growth and protect the infected areas.

        Our skin needs to continue "working" and regenerating and we are ultimately responsible for helping it to heal. Diabetic wounds affect our entire body, but the possibility of soothing and healing inflamed and infected areas, will help the overall healing process. At LAVIOR, we truly understand your skin's need… to heal. 

        Here, the healing begins

        LAVIOR offers diabetic wound sufferers a viable alternative to popular off the shelf remedies, with an advanced line of products that effectively heal diabetic wounds and ulcers. After years of market research, intensive product analysis and testing and a deep understanding of the make-up of diabetic wounds, LAVIOR has developed a line of skincare solutions to soothe and heal diabetic wounds and sores.

        Based on a unique combination of Inula Viscosa, deemed the "King of Medicinal Plants," LAVIOR skincare products feature anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties, to effectively soothe and heal damaged or irritated skin. What makes us so uniquely different from comparable skincare products, is that we actually grow and cultivate our own exclusive type of Inula Viscosa, the richest and most potent of this plant species. 

        LAVIOR's product line includes "D-Care" for the treatment of diabetic wounds and "Organic Moisturizer" to soothe dry and cracked skin, often the result of diabetic wounds, especially foot ulcers and bed sores. When applied directly to the wound, our products quickly penetrate the tissue and reduce inflammation, promoting wound healing and closure.

        In a word, LAVIOR effectively helps you – help your skin to heal, ultimately, helping you to fight, and we hope, 'win' the battle of diabetic wounds.



        Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body can't use it properly. For those who suffer from diabetes and for countless others who are plagued by the discomfort, irritation and pain of diabetic wounds, there is hope. There is the promise of soothing, healing and yes, even winning the often endless, uphill battle of diabetic wounds. Of this we know for sure.

        Wound healing and especially diabetic wound healing, have long been the challenges of modern medicine. But more often than not, treatment with popular over the counter ointments and creams, are no longer tall tales or our grandmother's magic potions. Topical skincare treatments are now gaining the attention and respect of the medical community. Wound healing as a medical specialty and as a subject of medical research, finally has a seat at the table – and new soothing and healing alternatives are giving chronic sufferers… hope.  

        Your skin – your choice

        Diabetic foot wounds are a common complication for diabetics. Of the nearly 30 million people with diabetes in the U.S. alone, 15% will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These numbers are astounding and are only on the rise each and every day.

        The more we understand how skin actually heals and how important skin revitalizing is in the journey towards improved skin health, those of us with diabetic wounds have a far better chance of healing. We can, essentially, soothe and improve and even 'repair' the toughest-to-heal diabetic wounds and yes, the choice is yours.

        Helping your skin to help itself

        It's a well-known fact that repairing the skin when it's injured or damaged, is the key to keeping our bodies intact. As part of our natural metabolism, once we are hurt or inflicted by a chronic illness, such as diabetes, our bodies work hard to get the healing process started. Cells are in motion, blood vessels ban together to fight infection – all of this to promote new skin growth and protect the infected areas.

        Our skin needs to continue "working" and regenerating and we are ultimately responsible for helping it to heal. Diabetic wounds affect our entire body, but the possibility of soothing and healing inflamed and infected areas, will help the overall healing process. At LAVIOR, we truly understand your skin's need… to heal. 

        Here, the healing begins

        LAVIOR offers diabetic wound sufferers a viable alternative to popular off the shelf remedies, with an advanced line of products that effectively heal diabetic wounds and ulcers. After years of market research, intensive product analysis and testing and a deep understanding of the make-up of diabetic wounds, LAVIOR has developed a line of skincare solutions to soothe and heal diabetic wounds and sores.

        Based on a unique combination of Inula Viscosa, deemed the "King of Medicinal Plants," LAVIOR skincare products feature anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties, to effectively soothe and heal damaged or irritated skin. What makes us so uniquely different from comparable skincare products, is that we actually grow and cultivate our own exclusive type of Inula Viscosa, the richest and most potent of this plant species. 

        LAVIOR's product line includes "D-Care" for the treatment of diabetic wounds and "Organic Moisturizer" to soothe dry and cracked skin, often the result of diabetic wounds, especially foot ulcers and bed sores. When applied directly to the wound, our products quickly penetrate the tissue and reduce inflammation, promoting wound healing and closure.

        In a word, LAVIOR effectively helps you – help your skin to heal, ultimately, helping you to fight, and we hope, 'win' the battle of diabetic wounds.

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      4. This Super Plant Helps to Heal Your Skin Conditions Faster This Super Plant Helps to Heal Your Skin Conditions Faster

        Posted on by Anabelle Savion

         

        The Inula Viscosa isn’t a very well-known plant. However, it’s a plant that has been long hailed for its effectiveness in and around the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Many people are just waking up to the immense benefits that it can offer, especially when it comes to healing specific skin conditions. In fact, some are even labeling it as a super plant!

        This super plant grows in the Mediterranean, and blooms with a small yellow head during the winter. When it isn’t getting a lot of rainfall, it excretes a sticky resin that is used to fight off attacks from fungi and insects. It’s a very smart plant, and has also been proven to help nearby flowering plants, as well as cure animals of certain illnesses. 

        Read on to learn more about the Inula Viscosa super plant and what it can do for you.

         

        Faster Healing

        The Inula Viscosa can help the skin to heal faster. For thousands of years the Inula Viscosa has been used on things like blisters, ulcers, and wounds to promote faster healing and reduce the risk of infection. This is one reason so many diabetics are now beginning to use the plant in their skincare regimen, as encouraging fast healing and keeping infection at bay is a top priority.

         

        Anti-Inflammatory 

        The Inula Viscosa is an anti-inflammatory plant. Some skin conditions can cause swelling and even flare ups, and not only do these things look unsightly, they can also be dangerous. By using the Inula Viscosa or products containing the plant on the affected areas, the inflammation should quickly minimize.

         

        An Anti-Oxidant

        Using anti-oxidants on the skin can promote overall skin health, as well as health and wellbeing in general. When tested, the Inula Viscosa showed that it was a powerful anti-oxidant. This makes it a super strong and effective ingredient in just about any skincare product.

         

        Anti-Aging Properties

        As well as helping to heal skin conditions and wounds, all while preventing infection, the Inula Viscosa can actually help skin to look younger too. Some people think that the only way to look younger these days is by having botox or undergoing a facelift, but this is not the case. The anti-aging properties of the Inula Viscosa mean that not only the face, but the entire body can be made to look younger. Applying skincare products that contain the magical Inula Viscosa regularly is a surefire way to knock years off your age.

         

        Other Amazing Benefits Of The Inula Viscosa

        The Inula Viscosa isn’t just for those who want to heal their skin conditions and look as young as possible. Some believe that the Inula Viscosa can cure things like sore muscles and aches in the body. The people of Tuscany even used the raw plant leaf in their shoes to prevent sweaty feet!

        The Inula Viscosa really is a super plant, but you’ll have to see it for yourself to believe it!

         

        The Inula Viscosa isn’t a very well-known plant. However, it’s a plant that has been long hailed for its effectiveness in and around the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Many people are just waking up to the immense benefits that it can offer, especially when it comes to healing specific skin conditions. In fact, some are even labeling it as a super plant!

        This super plant grows in the Mediterranean, and blooms with a small yellow head during the winter. When it isn’t getting a lot of rainfall, it excretes a sticky resin that is used to fight off attacks from fungi and insects. It’s a very smart plant, and has also been proven to help nearby flowering plants, as well as cure animals of certain illnesses. 

        Read on to learn more about the Inula Viscosa super plant and what it can do for you.

         

        Faster Healing

        The Inula Viscosa can help the skin to heal faster. For thousands of years the Inula Viscosa has been used on things like blisters, ulcers, and wounds to promote faster healing and reduce the risk of infection. This is one reason so many diabetics are now beginning to use the plant in their skincare regimen, as encouraging fast healing and keeping infection at bay is a top priority.

         

        Anti-Inflammatory 

        The Inula Viscosa is an anti-inflammatory plant. Some skin conditions can cause swelling and even flare ups, and not only do these things look unsightly, they can also be dangerous. By using the Inula Viscosa or products containing the plant on the affected areas, the inflammation should quickly minimize.

         

        An Anti-Oxidant

        Using anti-oxidants on the skin can promote overall skin health, as well as health and wellbeing in general. When tested, the Inula Viscosa showed that it was a powerful anti-oxidant. This makes it a super strong and effective ingredient in just about any skincare product.

         

        Anti-Aging Properties

        As well as helping to heal skin conditions and wounds, all while preventing infection, the Inula Viscosa can actually help skin to look younger too. Some people think that the only way to look younger these days is by having botox or undergoing a facelift, but this is not the case. The anti-aging properties of the Inula Viscosa mean that not only the face, but the entire body can be made to look younger. Applying skincare products that contain the magical Inula Viscosa regularly is a surefire way to knock years off your age.

         

        Other Amazing Benefits Of The Inula Viscosa

        The Inula Viscosa isn’t just for those who want to heal their skin conditions and look as young as possible. Some believe that the Inula Viscosa can cure things like sore muscles and aches in the body. The people of Tuscany even used the raw plant leaf in their shoes to prevent sweaty feet!

        The Inula Viscosa really is a super plant, but you’ll have to see it for yourself to believe it!

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